New classroom refurbishments at St Vincent’s Primary School

Senator Zed Seselja will today officially open newly refurbished classrooms at St Vincent’s Primary School in Canberra.

Students and staff at St Vincent’s Primary School now have full use of newly redesigned and refurbished classrooms. The Australian Government provided $508,106 in funding from the Capital Grants Programme.


Senator Seselja will attend the opening on behalf of Senator the Hon Scott Ryan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education.


“I’m looking forward to attending St Vincent’s Primary School for the official opening of the refurbished classrooms today and to learn more about how these new areas are already benefitting the school community,” Senator Seselja said.


“The new learning spaces take into account the latest in education research and are part of a much bigger commitment that aims to get the very best out of each and every student,” Senator Seselja concluded.


Over the next four years, the Australian Government is contributing a record $64.5 billion to government, independent and Catholic schools – a $4.9 billion, or 37.2 per cent, increase from 2013-14 to 2017-18.


As well as delivering increased funding, the Australian Government is focussing on quality and choice for schools.


“While buildings alone do not make a great school, I hope students and staff will enjoy learning and be inspired by these new facilities,” Senator Ryan said.


 “The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world,” Senator Ryan said.


Senator Seselja media: Emily Hicks 0427 839 164

Senator Ryan media: Gemma Sandlant 0428 421 384